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Four New Governors Elected to ACHE Board

CHICAGO, March 22, 2014—Four healthcare leaders have been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives: James W. Connolly, FACHE, David A. Olson, FACHE, Charles D. Stokes, FACHE, and Christine C. Winn, FACHE. They took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE's 57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. The new governors will serve a three-year term representing ACHE members on ACHE's Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services. All are board certified in healthcare management as ACHE Fellows.

Connolly is president and CEO of Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, N.Y. He served as the ACHE Regent for New York—Hudson Valley/Adirondack Area from 2010 to 2014.

Olson is senior vice president of external relations and chief strategy officer for Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health, which combines with the Medical College of Wisconsin to form Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. He served as the ACHE Regent for Wisconsin from 2004 to 2007.

Stokes is COO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston. He has served as an ACHE faculty member at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership and for other ACHE educational programs for the past 10 years.

Winn is executive director of the Adult Health Institute and hospital-based services at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J. She served as the ACHE Regent for Pennsylvania—Eastern from 2011 to 2014 and as president of the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley, an ACHE chapter, from 2011 to 2013.

For more information on ACHE's Board members, visit www.ache.org/LDRSHIP/board.cfm.


About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

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